August 10, 2015
According to OCEARCH, Dave Grime caught the hammerhead in the Carl Darenberg Memorial Shark’s Eye Tournament in Montauk, N.Y. Dr. Greg Skomal then tagged the shark, noting, “the tagging of the smooth hammerhead is a milestone.”
A tracker placed on the shark's fin records its location when the fin breaks the surface. The tracker then sends out a "ping."
Since he was tagged on July 19, Elias has traveled a total of 439.9 miles, according to the tracker.
On Sunday, he "pinged" just miles off the coast in Belmar at 7:22 a.m.
On Monday morning, Elias had made his way to Lavalette.